Infected blood support schemes

The UK government make ex-gratia payments to those who contracted hepatitis C via an NHS blood transfusion prior to September 1991, or via blood products before 1985.

The majority of those who contracted hepatitis via blood products, are largely thought to have been diagnosed.

However, there are still people being diagnosed with hepatitis C today who contracted it through blood transfusions before September 1991.

If you had a blood transfusion before this time, please request a hepatitis C test from your GP, regardless of whether you feel unwell or not.

If you have been diagnosed and were previously a member of the Skipton Fund, and/or if you have never claimed from any of the new payment schemes before, then you can claim via the following governmental organisations in each of the four UK countries, depending on where in the UK you were infected:

England Infected Blood Support Scheme (NHS Business Services Authority)
Tel:  0300 330 1294
Email:  nhsbsa.eibss@nhs.net  
Further information can be found on their website here.

Northern Ireland Blood Support Scheme (NIBSS) Northern Ireland Regional Business Services Organisation

Tel:  02895 363 817 
Email:  bso.ibss@hscni.net
Further information can be found on their website here.

Scotland Infected Blood Support Scheme (SIBSS) - NHS National Services Scotland 
Tel:  0131 295 6754
Email:  NSS.SIBSS@nhs.net
Further information can be found on their website here.

Wales Infected Blood Support Scheme
Tel: 02920 902 280
Email: wibss@wales.nhs.uk
Further information can be found on their website here.

Please contact our helpline to find out more about these schemes and what you need to do to make a claim 020 7089 6221 or by email helpline@hepctrust.org.uk